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Jul 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
negotiating rights last u.s. partner saying it will be used as political campaign. parliament's approval of the support for fukushima daiichi plant in japan. >>> public support for nuclear energy in demonstrators held their latest post-fukushima protest aimed at pressuring the government to rally was 2011 disaster. >> reporter: they brave heat and humidity to come out in historic numbers. these protesters in tokyo are demand thousands of people are here to say no power. >> translator: nuclear power is too dgerous humans inred explosio is still otest after protest urging the government to stop using atomice and academy award winning musician. they told the crowd life and health are much more important than economic people came out today to lis their own government stop restarting nuclear plants and decommission them. things. when i think about my child and other children in fukushima, i cannot help butt shame for all japanese if another nuclear accident happens again. i'm really angry. this is terrible politics that politicians play. >> reporter: government officia
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Jul 19, 2012 10:00pm PDT
's possible use of chemical weapons. >> brown: then, we examine the use of a one-drug lethal injection on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: and we assess the epidemic here in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the lliam and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and
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Jul 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT
is cooling, we look at what the slowdown means for u.s. corporate earnings, and the global economy. >> susie: and one company is making a big push into china, marriott international, a look at its latest earnings and strategy. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" >> tom: markets were clearly disappointed today the federal reserve does not seem ready to act right away to boost the economy. minutes from the fed's june meeting show only a few policy makers wanted to expand a bond buying program known as quantitative easing to lower interest rates and boost the economy. but as darren gersh reports this is now really a question of timing. >> reporter: the fed was not willg to give markets an immediate monetary fix, but the latest readings from its policy making committee show a couple more lukewarm reports on the labor market might change that. >> and if these employment reports are still weak like this last one, i think a strong case could be made for the fed to expand its balance sheet and try to support the economy more. so, at that point it will be clear that the recovery has stalled li
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
.n. security council after russia and china, again, exercised their veto power. the u.s. ambassador t tthe united nations says russia and china are protecting the syrian president and that thousands of civilians could die as a result. susan rice spoke after the russian and chinese representatives at u.n. security council vetoed the latest resolution on the conflict in syria. the draft would have permitted nonmilitary sanctions if president assad's government refused to stop using heavy artillery within ten days and the resolution called for a 45-day extension of the u.n. cease-fire observers mission. the current term expires on friday. it's a third time russia and china have vetoed u.n. resolutions on syria. >> the security council has failed utterly. this is another dark day in turtle bay. one can only hope that one day, before too many thousands more die, that russia and china will stop protecting assad and allow -- >> western nations are expected to try to dlaft another resolution to extend the mission of the u.n. cease-fire observers. u.n. sectaryener ban ki-moon regrets the security c
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Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
around the worlry minute. supporters of the it could save lives. held a press trict regulations. for us to control regional e used. we in japan mustch we can >> reporter: but the key playeon producers such as the weapon one-thir global arms shipment. washington ini treaty.rsed that position. his administ forthcoming on small arms or ammunition.guns are very popular in the u.s. a new pollhouseholds own a gun. somernational law that might, inright to arm themselves. the biggest on and produces overr. the country has resiston in the scope of the tr impractical. raised concerns.e countries are also among theorters. negotiations o for most of this month. negotiators say is not if there will be a treaty bu nhk wo >>> delegates from iran an meet in istanbul round of talks on iran's nucleare eu's foreign policy chief has urs this time. the seven times since the eu's catheri she hopes the iranianse concerns of the internnian , which can lead to them they're ology for peaceful purpo istanbul to de fu but the meetings are be strained.bargo on iranian oil im >>> the u.s. authoritie
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Jul 27, 2012 4:30pm PDT
, as investors and traders are counting on central banks in europe and the u.s. to announce moves next week to stimulate the global economy. here's why they're feeling confident. the heads of france and germany said today they are ready to take bolder steps to deal with the region's debt problems. in a statement they said they determined to do everything to protect the euro area. their comments came a day after the president of europe's central bank said he was prepared to do quote "whatever it takes to preserve the euro" and to ease borrowing costs for spain and italy. all this comes as federal reserve chairman bernanke has been hinting that the fed is stands ready to stimulate the u.s. economy and policymakers could do just that when they meet on tuesday in washington. with so much help potentially on the way, the dow skyrocketed almost 190 points, closing above the psychologically important 13,000 level. the nasdaq jumped 65 points and the s&p rose 26 points. for thweek, the jor averag were a up or more and one market strategist says the markets are what's driving action in europe. >> t
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Jul 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
the vatican versus u.s. nuns. this really is about the future of how we interpret the message of the second vatican council. >>> and islamic art, in present and former arab lands. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis based private family foundation, dedicated to its founders and christian religion, community development and education. additional funding provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement product. that's why we're your retirement company. the estate of william j. carr. the ja henson foundation and corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. thousands of political leaders, doctors and activists gathered in washington this week for the biannual international aids conference, held for the first time in the u.s. in more than 20 years. at a georgetown university summit timed to the conference, religious groups highlighted the role of faith-based efforts in combating the disease internationally. mega church pastor rick warren
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Jul 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
syrian government forces have their guns trained on oppositions in the commercial capital. u.s. state department officials are among those who believe the soldiers are preparing to attack aleppo. ban ki-moon used the site of a massacre in boss nia to call for an end to the civil war. jun takahashi reports. >> reporter: ban key man wrapped up his tour of the former yugoslavia by visiting a city that saw the worst of the war there. he visited srebrenitzah to remember the past but also to warn of what's happening else where right now. >> international community failed to to provide the necessary protection for many people who were killed at the time when they needed our support. >> reporter: troops were stationed in the area as u.n. peacekeepers, but they were outgunned and outmanned. boss knowian serb troops overran srebrenitzah in july, 1995. they separated man and boys from women and girls. then they slaughtered 8,000 of them on a remote mountainside. 17 years on, people in srebrenitzah are reminded of the massacre almost daily. scientists are still trying to find the remains o
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Jul 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
monetary fund says the u.s. economy is recovering, but it's still very fragile. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, armed with an i.m.f. report issued today, christine lagarde warns that u.s. policy-makers must be careful not to overdo debt reduction. >> to bring the debt under control, action needs to be taken over a period of time. that is not just next year. that is going to extend for the next ten years. it needs to be gradual, not so contractionary that the economy folds. >> woodruff: we have an update on efforts across the country to recover from wildfires, extreme heat, and power outages. >> brown: susan dentzer of the journal "health affairs" answers questions many of you are asking about how health care reform will work, now that the supreme court has weighed in. >> for somebody who is running a small business, what does this new health care plan... how does that impact future busess owners? >> brown: margaret warner interviews mexico's new president-elect, enrique peÑa nieto, about drug war violence and relations with th
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Jul 22, 2012 10:00am PDT
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. religious groups aremong those expressing sorrow and outrage over the shooting massacre at a colorado movie theater on friday. president obama called for a day of prayer and reflection for the victims and their families. in other news, as the international community continued to wrestle over a response to the growing violence in syria, religious leaders intensified their calls for more humanitarian aid and an end to the crisis. a catholic archbishop inside syria urged world leaders to "speak with one voice" in order to bring about peace. meanwhile, the united nations says the number of syrian refugees has nearly tripled since april to more than 100,000. u.s. civil rights groups this week filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unmanned drone attack that killed three american citizens in yemen last october. extremist cleric an war al awlaki, hison and samir khan, a propagandist for al qaeda were all killed in the american drone strike. the u.s. says the mission was part of the war against terror. but the civil rights groups say
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Jul 2, 2012 4:30pm PDT
: conditions in much of u.s. have been hot and dry. and we're not just talking about the weather. the first six months of the year were the weakest for wall street deal-making in nearly a decade. >> even with the spate of deals that occurred today. we are still trending for possibly the first down year for u.s. m&a since 2009. >> reporter: it's not for lack of cash. corporate america has over a trillion dollars sitting in the bank, representing over 70 weeks of net income. >> m&a is very confident-driven. and i think most of the global corporations are not confident in their business models. >> reporter: they're concerned about the weak global economy, given the crisis in the eurozone, and slowing growth in emerging markets. here in the u.s., growth is stagnant, and many companies are waiting to see the results of the november elections. so, bottom line: don't read too much into today's flurry of deals. >> i can't say that there's any bullish indicator, other than the fact that we are heading into the summer months, which are traditionally slow. >> reporter: no one is predicting a big surge in
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Jul 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of them. the activist says the free syrian army is using guerrilla tactics in the fight. government forces have retaliated with repeated attacks on opposition positions. state television reports the government side has pushed the opposition side back close to the border with turkey. government pilots have dropped bombs on densely populated areas where opposition forces have fled. civilian casualties are expected to rise. >>> united nations officials have withdrawn half of the observers from syria. about 140 monitor also remain on the ground. >> we have to hope that the whole process gains traction, that the vicious circle of violence can cease. >> he cited syria's deteriorating security as the key factor in the decision. still he said those who remain will continue with their work. u.n. security council members voted last week to extend the mission by 30 days, but the motors have been ford t suspend mo of their patrols since mid-june after syria entered a state of civil war. >>> turkey's government has met to discuss neighboring syria, following the disclosure that the war-torn country has
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Jul 26, 2012 4:30pm PDT
challenge is figuring out how to adapt to the growing use of mobile technology. nearly all of facebook's revenues come from advertising, and that's more difficult with smaller screens. that's part of the reason facebook shares have gotten crushed-- they're down nearly 30% from the offering price of $38 in may. but some analysts still think the stock's a "buy." >> i think making money on facebook ultimately comes down to their ability to monetize mobile. it's almost binary. if they figure out a way to make money, the stock will be very successful; if they don't, then the stock will underperform the market. >> reporter: for now, many investors remain skeptical. when facebook went public, it had a valuation of $100 billion. now, it's closer to $60 billion. erika miller, nbr, new york. >> reporter: i'm diane eastabrook. still ahead--i'll tell you how the weber company is still keeping the grilling industry on fire after 60 years. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> tom: "whatever it takes to preserve the euro. with that phrase, the head of the eu
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Jul 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
under scrutiny. a go is expthis summer. car the eel headline customers in in the u.s. are the lookinging op uchida joinsat are you hearing from people? >> we often hear about car china,ailand. now we're are betting their futu the ar industry has despite the japan's motors joinrces two years aet up now their have production.he plant churning out 12 per year. times their initialutives at mitsubishi use the market stf triggered aussian car sales. 1.5 mi about half of the year the sector signs of though.smen sold about 2.6 million investors around taking a wait attitude on wednesday were close independence day. ended ahead of policyuropean central ba bank of details of are tra morning here inre going to mellegard at prettyditions the u.s. on he stockstoday? >> in the u.s. focus was european lot oftocks which throughout the week the sector also resignationceo. nikkei topix are kic thursday, ju and both ind the nik9,000 at nikkei higher for two a row.ocus today autos. data fes for thes fis well as earnings for operator chain focus on as branch mana
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Jul 1, 2012 10:00am PDT
's good to have you with us. several major decisions from the supreme court this week. five of the nine justices voted to uphold president obama's healthcare law, saying the law's individual mandate is legal. religious groups were divided over the legislation. some had called healthcare reform a "mol imperative" while others worried the law would allow federally funded abortions. faith communities had also lobbied hard around arizona's immigration law. on monday, the court struck down three parts of that legislation. but, it left in place the requirement that local police check the immigration status of people they believe could be in the country illegally. in another case, the justices ruled against mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder. they said courts should have discretion about imposing that punishment. for more on the religious reaction to these decisions, patricia zapor of catholic news service is here and so is kim lawton managing editor of this program. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> pat, the health care decision, what do you hear?
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Jul 15, 2012 9:00am PDT
used 17 years old say that marijuana, cocaine and alcohol are common at house parties where parents are present. is substance abuse the new national pastime? we'll ask joe call fon oh, director of the national center on addiction and substance abuse. kaf >>> welcome secretary califano. >> nice to be with you. >> pleasure to have you with us. mel gibson was arrested in malibu, california not long ago and i'd like to know from you from your knowledge of the case, whether or not mel gibso was exhibiting signs, clear signs that he's an alcoholic. >> i think -- he was certainly exhibiting clear signs that he's an alcohol abuser. that he gets drunk and loses any inhibitions and lets the demons out. whether or not he is a full-blown alcoholic in the sense that he drinks so much so often that he can't function in his creative life, he can't function with his family, he can't function in day-to-day, or and that he drinks even though he knows it's badly hurting him in a whole variety of ways. i don't know the answer to that. only the people who are treating him know that. exactly arnks abuser
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Jul 18, 2012 4:30pm PDT
for ibm, big blue's earnings top forecasts, while revenues fall short. tech analyst david garrity joins us to talk ibm, and preview what to expect from google and microsoft. and ben bernanke says he still has tools to boost the economy, we look at just what's in the fed's tool kit. that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie: ibm boosted its outlook for the rest of the year, after second quarter earnings topped forecasts. ibm earned $3.51 a share, well above last year, and $0.09 above analyst estimates, but at just under $26 billion revenues fell short of expectations. >> ebay posted better than expected. earning a penny above estimates. revenues jumped 23% to almost $3.5 billion. enthusiasm about tech earnings helped wall street make strong gains earlier in the day. the dow rose 103 points and the nasdaq 32, and the s&p up 9 points. for more, david garrity joins us. the tech analyst. david, it's really interesting that at a time when ceos have been warning about earnings and revenues coming down for the rest of t
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Jul 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of conducting a shooting spree in a u.s. movie theater. james holmes faces 142 charges, including murder, attempted murder, and possession of explosives. he is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 in aurora, colorado earlier this month. holmes spoke just once in monday's court appearance. he said, yes, when the judge asked if he understood the charges. the kies case is likely to hing his mental state at the time of the shooting. he was facing psychiatric treatment before the crimes. prosecutors will consult victims' families before deciding whether to demand the death penalty. lawyers for the world's two leading tech companies are going head-to-head over patents. ai joins us from the business team. ai, we are hearing about this yet again. >> yet again indeed and roots run deep on this one, catherine. number one and number two makers of smart phones around the world. and they are business parters np you might have guessed. it is apple and samsung electronics p. they have entered another legal battle over smart phones and tablet computers. jury selection began at the federal cour
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Jul 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
as in brussels. it is very good to have you with us. -- dw studio in brussels. the by london. scottish nationalistwant independce. and why concierge are on the rise again in france. it will not be easy for the small island in the mediterranean. cyprus is taking over the presidency of the eu on the first of july at a time when europe is in its deepest crisis, but it knows the ins and outs of the union's problems only too well from its very own experience. there are closely intertwined with the greek economy, but help is on its way -- cyprus has asked for help from its european partners. in the past, it has turned to russia. >> these russian schoolchildren are rehearsing music numbers they will be performing at the next fall festival, but they only know russia from vacations. their home is cyprus. natalia also considers this harbor city her home. 13 years ago, the businesswoman made the move to the mediterranean. she now publishes a russian- language newspaper. she is proud of how much the russian community has contributed to prosperity in the island nation. >> they are important for the
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Jul 5, 2012 4:30pm PDT
the globe take action to boost their sagging economies. should more be done in the u.s.? >> susie: i'm susie gharib. getting new medicines to market faster. speeding up the government's drug approval process. why investors and patients are on board. >> tom: and "made in america" tonight, a craft beer company brewing up a national expansion. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the global economy was the hot topic in markets around the world today. central banks in europe, the u.k., and china announced moves to boost growth. the european central bank lowered interest rates to an all-time low. china cut several key interest rates for the second time in a month. and the bank of england held its rates steady, but said it will pump billions of dollars into its economy through a new round of bond buying. here in the u.s., some hopeful signs for the weak job market. private employers added 176,000 new workers to their payrolls in june, stronger than the previous month. and the labor department said the mber of people filing for unemployment benefits dropped by 14,000 in the past w
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Jul 29, 2012 9:00am PDT
us one description of the birth of jesus. do archaeology and history give us another? joining us to answer these questions areu.s. open, the aute brand new "jesus of nazareth cunning of the and jeffrey sheler author of the brand new "is the bible truth?" >>> tell us what you think happened at bethlehem, jeffrey she'ller. >> well when we read two gospels, only two of the four gospels even talk about the birth of jesus and when we read matthew and luke, those two gospels, we are certainly presented with different details surrounding the story of the birth but despite the differences there are several things that clearly come through and those are the important aspects of the story. one, that jesus was born in bethlehem. to a virgin named mary. whose husband, joseph, was of the lineage of david. and this according to the writers of those two gospels was in fulfillment of the hebrew prophesies. so despite very clear and seemingly troubling contradictions in some of the details the more important thing is, i think, the points on which they disagree. >> on the physical -- on the physic
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Jul 8, 2012 10:00am PDT
quote broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. the season of denominational conventions continued this week. issues around homosexuality were controversial at the presbyterian church usa's biennial general assembly in pittsburgh. church delegates debated a proposal to rewrite the church's definition of marriage. proponents advocated changing it from a union between one man and one woman to a union between two people.
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Jul 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
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Jul 16, 2012 4:30pm PDT
at immigration and the u.s. economy. >> susie: that and more tonight on n.b.r.! another disappointing drop in retail sales, a sign that the u.s. economy is limping along. it's the third month in a row that retail sales fell and that pushed down stocks today. retail sales fell 0.5% in june. analysts were expecting an increase. not since the height of the financial crisis has there been a string of declines from the retail sector. erika miller reports. >> shoppers didn't just spend less at department stores, auto dealerships, and furniture stores. spending fell in june in almost every category. that's not the only worrisome sign. when retail sales fall three months in a row, it can sometimes signal recession. but that's probably not the case this time. >> the retail sales report was disappointing. it reflects ongoing slowdown in the global economy, ongoing weakness in the u.s. economy. it should come as no surprise when you see businesses not willing to add significant quantities. >> reporter: today's retail data did prompt some economists to downgrade their estimates for 2nd quarter econom
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Jul 22, 2012 9:00am PDT
turned us into a zombie nation? or should we just go with the flow and embrace the brave new world of mood control? we'll ask new york magazine journalist ariel levy and washington psychiatrist dr. brian doyle. >> a.d.m. the nature of what's to come. >> welcome. ariel levy, you authored a cover story for "new york magazine" which we see here "what are you on?" and you described new york today to -- you say sound the alarm, there is a new drug epidemic in town and most of the city wants in on it. in certain circles of new york, it is regular table conversation. we have entered the golden age of self-medication. drugs have become like hair products or cosmetics. this is brain styling, not mind altering, and you have a serious point to make there, but what is the extent of what you see going on in new york? >> well, i mean, i think new york is the same town that brought you woody allen and brought you everybody having a psychiatrist. there not a great deal of stigma to being neurotic in new york. it is accepted to the point of maybe being desirable in certain circles. i think now that
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Jul 20, 2012 10:00pm PDT
.j. dionne analyze the week's news. >> suarez: a follow-up to our rent story about smart meters used to monitor energy use. spencer michels reports on california activists who want to ban them. >> pacific gas & electric one of the nation's largest utilities has had to fight a coalition of people who suspect, among other things, that smart meters may be bad for your health. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: once again today, americans absorbed the news of a mass shooting-- a dozen dead, at least 59 hurt or wounded. it hpened in the city of a
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Jul 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
weapons. they went further saying the armed forces will use them if foreign troops interne in the conflict. foreign ministry spokesperson jihad responded to speculation by anti-government fighters and other countries that the syrian military could resort to using weapons of mass destruction. he acknowledged his country has chemical and bacterial weapons. he says they're in storage and under the supervision of armed forces. >> translator: any unconventional weapon that the arab public possess would never -- would never be used against civilians or against the syrian people during this crisis. >> he says syrian forces will only use the weapons if the country faces external aggression. syria has not ratified the chemical weapons convention. officials from western countries suspect the assad government has stockpiles of mustard gas. they have expressed fear the turmoil in syria could allow terrorist organizations to take possession of these weapons. >>> european union foreign ministers sathey're concerned about the potential use of chemical weapons in sya. they're also trying to choke off the
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Jul 22, 2012 12:30pm PDT
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Jul 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
about how to use a bailout fund to directly inject money into struggling banks. they're also discussing how to utilize the fund to stabilize bond markets for debt strapped countries facing high borrowing costs. the ministers are addressing the scale and conditions of financial support for spain. they're also weighing the greek government's request to relax the conditions for austerity measures. the eumposed the measures in return for financial support but discussioned with spain are already behind schedule and talks with the greek government have yet to begin in earnest. some observers speculate the finance ministers may have to meet again soon -- possibly next week. but one european politician has had enough. he feels leaders aren't discussing the right topics to begin with. what's the story? >> as that finance minister's meeting is going on in brussels there is a heated debate of its own kinden in athens. they're talking about how hard the country should push to relax the austerity measures. a senior greek government official, one official has quit over
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Jul 20, 2012 4:30pm PDT
forecast. global strategist nick colas joins us with an update. i.p.o.s were a brightspot. strong market debuts today from palo alto networks and travel site kayak. a look at whether i.p.o.s are making a comeback. and just two years ago, president obama signed the dodd frank financial reforms into law. a look at how that's changed the financial landscape. that and more tonight on "n.b.r.!" two new tech i.p.o.s debuted on wall street today and investors gobbd uphares of both, despite a wave selling in the broader markets. online travel company kayak software gained 28% to close at $33.18 a share. kayak upped its i.p.o. price last night and raised $91 dollars with the offering. meanwhile, shares of the security software firm palo alto networks soared almost 27 percent in their market debut. today's offerings cap off a busy week for i.p.o.s and suggest the market for new deals is back. suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: two months ago, facebook and it's feeble public offering cast a dark shadow over the i.p.o. market. deals were pulled and investors got nervous. kayak software was supposed
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Jul 23, 2012 4:30pm PDT
'm tom hudson, "n.b.r."'s diane eastabrook joins us to talk mcdonald's; from earnings to europe and rising food costs, the outlook for the fast-food giant. >> susie: and we kick off a week long look at cyber security, focusing on the big business of protecting you online. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: stock markets around the world staged a sharp sell off today, led by losses in europe. fears continue building that spain might need a full-scale bailout. here in the u.s., stocks sold off early, but pared back the loss by the closing bell. the w tumbd 10points, it had been down, as much as, 240 points earlier in the session. the nasdaq lost 35, the s&p was down 12 points. erika miller reports spain's troubles now include the country's regional governments. >> reporter: valencia, spain has long been known for two things-- paella and its large port. but lately spain's third largest city has garnered unwanted attention as the first spanish region to seek a bailout. six others are in danger of following suit. >> it's worrisome, in the sense if they start to line u
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
industry. it strongly condemns tco for using itdominant position to loosen regulations. it also criticizes the utility for refusing to disclose information even after the disaster. the panel says workers at japan's nuclear regulatory agencies were no better. it evaluates their level of expertise as poor. it says the nuclear and industrial safety agency and the nuclear safety commission didn't maintain independence from pro-nuclear government bodies and didn't prioritize public safety. panel chair kurokawa emphasized the key points the panel members concluded in the final report. >> i think we have to have sharing the value of this process and this recommendation to a greater public in japan but also to the world. because that is the reason we made this committee meeting in addition to many inquiry and interviews and fact-finding sort of examination of any papers and documents. but a committee meeting has been opened. and also with simultaneous translation in english. you can see that, and here you may see how the leader of that time we invited many people --
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Jul 24, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the conflict began 16 months ago. russia indicated the it could be used as a precursor so military intervention, the ambassador to the united nations called those paranoid and as relations deteriorate, the government is using fighter jets against its own citizens and i am pleased to have ambassador churkin back at this table thank you. >> you come from the united nations. >> yes, i do. >> rose: so you have some information about where we are, because it is a subject of great discussion over there. where are we? what is going on? >> well, we are not in a good place, of course, because we do have the ground to work on productively in trying to deal with the situation in syria, but we don't use it properly. what i am referring to is of course kofi annan's effort as a joint special enjoy to the secretary-general of the united nations and the arab league and also the conference he conducted in geneva on the 30th of june which was actually proposed initially by russia but also picked up by him and convened in the form of the action group which adopted a very good document. the main goal set in that
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Jul 5, 2012 11:00pm PDT
threat against us is to win the argument. and how do we win the argument? we have to live our values. we have to show kids who are about to decide whethero strap on a suicide vest that if they don'do that, we are helping to provide opportunity in their countries. >> rose: ratan tata, judith rodin and jane harman when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following:. >> additional funding provided by these funders: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> for almost 100 years the rockefeller foundation has been a world leader in philanthropy and global dome this week they are hosting their second annual innovation forum, leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors gather to address the most pressing-- ratan tata will receive a lifetime achievement award for his work in philanthropy, chairman of the tata group a family run global conglomerate that has been giving back to india since its founding in 1868. since becoming company chairman in 1991 he has run the group's charitable efforts in
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Jul 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
use both their conscious and unconscious mental processes to respond to a work of art. we can outline a scheme of the various steps that are involved in looking at a great painting and having a perceptual response, an emotional response, an empathic response to it. and we can outline in principle how this occurs, that a lot of details that have to be filled out but this is an initial attempt to try to bridge art and brain science. >> rose: and from harvard the theoretical physicist lisa randell. >> what is really wonderful about physics and i think is important it is symptomatic the regime where we understand things and where we need to go beyond it. so we have the corof owlee that works and it can could turn out that when you have shorter distances and higher energies you get to do mains you haven't explored; that you find out that fundamentally the rules are very different but we still have this base of knowledge that works, that makes predictions. i think that we have never reached a point where we have all of the answers. >> rose: we conclude with jonah lehrer who writes about cre
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Jul 7, 2012 11:30am PDT
-2500 people in the u.s. generally speaking a disease as rare if it afflicts fewer than 200,000 people. many of these diseases are genetic. but in truth, there's nothing rare about rare diseases. >> conditions like for instance, hearing loss or deafness, there's many genes that can -- in which mutation can lead to hearing impairment. but in one specific family an individual single gene will be responsible. so in the mixture of the phenotype of how many people can have hearing impairment it's not as rare as people think it is. the same goes for conditions like developmental delay or even birth defects. 2-3% of all children are born with a major birth defect no matter where you do the studies around the world and that is a significant% of the population. they have different kinds of birth defects and the individual birth defect might be considered a rare defect like the general heart defect or kidney defect. but actually there is many children that are born with birth defects. >> here in the u.s. there are more than 7,000 rare diseases affecting 25 million children and adults. studying the dna
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Jul 15, 2012 1:00pm PDT
-- the role of circumcision in turkey. final wish -- u.s. and asia patients who donate their organs in russia. and black is back. what makes a man and man? that is a question that is no longer so easily answered in countries like germany, but there are societies that do have a very clear picture of their ideal man. some societies say a man is a real man only when he has been circumcised. but a regional court in germany will last month that the practice of circumcision represents a minor form of bodily harm to children, for the first time giving more importance to someone's physical well-being than to the right of freedom of religion. the ruling immediately met with heavy criticism from jewish and muslim groups. in turkey, for instanc it is the most important day in a young boy's life. >> he is 7 years old, but in turkey, he is already considered a man. he was circumcised to a wheel weeks ago and is celebrating his right of passage with 600 other boys. -- rite of passage with 600 of the boys here for some, the fanfares to much. for low-income families, the operation is financed by the city of
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Jul 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
in profit. looks like many consumers are opting to wait for the release of that i new iphone model. the u.s. electronics giant said on tuesday that its quarterly net profits stood at $8.8 billion, and that is up 20% from a year ago. sales also jumped 22% to $35 billion. but the strong figures were still lower than many analysts had expected, that's because unit sales of the iphone fell 26% from the previous quarter. the hugely popular smartphone accounts for neither half of apple's total sales. many consumers postponed their purchase of the product. they have apparently been anticipating the launch of a new model in the near future. >>> meanwhile sales of the ipad tablet soared 84% compared to the previous year. its new model had just come out in march. apple's top executive, tim cook, expressed confidence in the firm's ability to boost its earnings further. he says apple will continue to launch innovative products. >>> now over in spain, the country's government bond market took a hit once again, sending bond yields to a record high. that's because investors expect the country's finances w
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Jul 3, 2012 4:30pm PDT
of 7%. and chrysler was the u.s. star, sales jumped 20%, on strong sales of its jeep and fiat brands. toyota, honda, and nissan also firing on all cylinders, the trio posting double-digit sales gains. only a year ago, they had few cars to sell, as inventories were hobbled by japan's earthquake and tsunami. analysts say the average american car is now close to 11 years old, and people are in the market for replacements. >> pent-up demand that's out there is still seeping through, even though we have some economic conditions that are holding back pent-up demand and keeping us from getting to pre-crisis levels here in the united states. >> susie: morningstar expect sales of about 14 million cars and trucks this year. that's getting closer to the record set in 2000. shares of the big automakers rose slightly in today's shortened trading session: gm up over 5%, and ford adding 2%. we have technical analysis of ford stock on our web site, nbr.com. you can find it under the "blogs" tab with michael kahn. "nightly business report" is brought to you by: captioning sponsored by wpbt >> susie:
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Jul 25, 2012 4:30pm PDT
an early warning with british and u.s. regulators about weaknesses in the bank-to- bank lending rate known libor. it's a key globaintest rate and one which traders and banks are accused of manipulating. darren gersh reports members of congress aren't convinced geithner did enough. >> reporter: back in the spring of 2008, geithner says he sent a detailed memo to the bank of england warning that it needed to reform the way british bankers came up with the libor rate. >> we were aware of the risk that the way this was designed created not just the incentive for banks to under-report, but gave them the opportunity to under-report and that was a problem. >> reporter: but members of congress said the problem was deeper. >> if they were having structural problems, i thought your email was appropriate. but what was being disclosed here was fraud. >> reporter: geithner argues british bankers set libor and british regulators had the authority to act. >> our first instinct as you might expect at that point was to go to the british and they said "we agree with you, we're on it." >> reporter: but lawma
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Jul 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT
could certainly use another topic to focus on, what with europe dominating headlines for weeks. earnings season is likely to provide that distraction. but it's also likely to make many investors unhappy. that's because s&p 500 firms are expected to report only a 5.5% gain in second quarter profits. a few months ago, the number was a healthier 9%. >> it's very worrisome, because companies have already given a lot of negative pre-announcements. in fact, for every one positive pre-announcement, we've received three negative pre-announcements, which is the weakest showing since the fourth quarter of 2008. >> reporter: making matters worse, a big slice of the s&p 500's q-2 gain will come from one company, apple. the other 499 names in the s&p are dealing with a host of problems, including a slowing u.s. economy. on top of that, there's europe's big debt crisis and the emerging slowdown in china. >> double-digit growth in china has now shrunk to about 8%, and while that's still a great number, companies just can't rely on those outstanding sales numbers they were getting from china. >> reporte
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Jul 11, 2012 5:00pm PDT
are continuingsentent. in a 1/3% on the effecti european an impact. u.s. range today ahead of the lso today. sidelined also theyrporate wel as well. focus that makers will report weaker earnings. it was down nearly 8% on wednesday. so that's awhat the perhaps change the market is having an impa leveontinues in japan. 60 on the yen. against whrough and a bit of a of the u.s. w financial institutions and of course everybody will be waiting for the afteupdate. looks like in the nikkei let's see how they are doing. china stillapart on a japan's foreign minister koichiro gemba and h thed by taiwan and china. of three chinese patrol boats in the to leave japanese territory. some of the islands l he said peaceful and stable control of the islands is im yang countries including islands in the south china sea. yang said the issues should be resolv declared islands off ho at a meeting of the ruling united russia party on wednesday, dmitry medvedev said the islands are an extremely promised residents the government will build sports and health facilities on two of the nd i ret
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Jul 15, 2012 10:00am PDT
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. the episcopal church this week became the largest u.s. protestant denomination to authorize an official liturgy to bless same-sex unions. the provisional rite was proved at the church's general convention in indianapolis, and it will be re-evaluated in three years. bishops who don't approve of same-sex unions may ban their priests from using the liturgy. convention delegates also voted to explicitly allow the ordination of transgendered people. sexuality activists praised the moves, but conservatives said the new policies will further increase tensions in the worldwide anglican communion. >>> meanwhile, last week, the presbyterian church usa narrowly defeated a proposal that would have changed that denomination's definition of marriage from the union of a man and a woman to the union of two people. >>> a new crisis for the orthodox church in america. the church's top leader, metropolitan jonah, resigned saying he had "neither the personality nor the temperament" for the position. jonah is a convert from the episcopal chur
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Jul 23, 2012 10:00pm PDT
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Jul 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >> woodruff: the "great recession" officially ended three years ago, but the latest look at the u.s. economy today suggests a full recovery is still a long way off. the struggle was highlighted in a report from the commerce department. consumer spending powers the u.s. economy, but americans weren't hitting the stores this spring, and when they did, they weren't spending nearly as much. as a result, economic output, measured as the gross domestic product, rose at an annual rate of just 1.5% from april through june. the commerce department did raise its estimate of first quarter growth to 2%. still, that's not considered sufficient to encourage hiring and bring down unemployment. at the white house, spokesman jay carney pointed to 12 straight quarters of growth, but acknowledged it's not enough. >> we obviously, despite this, sustained growth, despite the private sector job creation, are still in a position where we're pulling ourself out of the very deep hole caused by the great recession. and there is still, of course, a great deal of anxiety in the country about the economy. >> woodruff: m
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Jul 8, 2012 8:00am PDT
opposes disclosure laws because the super-rich just might be bullied and harassed by the rest of us who want to know who's buying our elections. so that the editorial page of "the wall street journal" asks us to have pity on billionaires and those little ol' corporations and their ceos who just might have their tender feelings hurt. if they were exposed to boycotts and pickets, were it known which candidates theyere buying. wait a minute. weren't we taught the first amendment also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble and petition, even to boycott and picket? that's what a couple of hundred protesters were doing just the other day. they marched to the d.c. offices of american crossroads and crossroads gps. those are the right-wing money mills run by the mastermind of much of this massive fund-raising, karl rove. he's making a bundle himself buying and selling "free speech," while at the same time deploring the disclosure of big donors' names as "shameful" intimidation. exercising their first amendment rights, the demonstrators taped a kind of wanted poster on rove's office door,
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